Visakha Bucha walk-run kicks off Friday

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Pattaya will commemorate Visakha Bucha Day Friday with a walk-run beginning at 3:30 p.m.

Runners will trot five kilometers from the Tourism Authority of Thailand Pattaya office on Pratamnak Hill while walkers will trek three kilometers. The objective is to encourage people to participate in the religious following on Visakha Bucha Day May 20, both with their minds and bodies.

The route will run up to Big Buddha Hill around the jogging course and return back to the starting line. There will be six divisions broken down by gender and age with 66 prizes in all.

Pattaya will commemorate Visakha Bucha Day Friday on Pratamnak Hill with a walk-run beginning at 3:30 p.m.

Registration is being taken until race time with the entrance fee set at 150 baht. All registrants will receive a shirt.

A candle procession is scheduled after the race at 5:30 p.m. at Chaimongkol Temple.

For more information, contact the Arts and Culture Department Pattaya at 038-253-100 ext. 4019 or contact Somkiet from the Walk-Run Association Pattaya at 081-635-7421.